Laboratory Epoxy Resin Countertops
Epoxy resin is an oven-cured mixture of epoxy resin, silica, a hardener, and filler materials. Our countertops and curbs are molded from a modified epoxy resin that has been specially compounded and cured to provide optimum physical and chemical resistance required for a heavy-duty laboratory working surface.
What are the Benefits of Epoxy Resin Countertops?
The solid laboratory countertop material has been a popular choice in laboratories for decades. This popularity is no surprise. Epoxy resin countertops and benchtops are attractive, durable, and reasonably priced. Some benefits of choosing Epoxy Countertops include:
- laboratory-grade perfromance
- long-lasting (up to 10 years with proper care!)
- durable surface
- custom design options
- highly moisture resistant
- ideal for maintaining a sterile environment
- corrosion resistant
|Appearance||Low sheen finish – black and colors|
|Suggested Areas of Use||Excellent performance in all areas|
Selection Design Guide:
1. Flat – Maximum worksurface space with the greatest configurational flexibility.
2. ClassicTop – 1/8” machined bevel or 1/4” machined radius edge
3. Contoura – Integrally molded 1/2” top edge radius and 1-1/2” exposed corner radius (not
suitable for every application).
4. Should maintain a 1” overhang on all sides to clear casework corners.
5. Marine – Worksurface with a 1/4” raised liquid containment rim (eliminating the need for drip
6. ClassicTop Marine – Dished worksurfaces with a 1/8” machined bevel or a 1/4” machined
radius are available.
Epoxy resin is self-extinguishing, in accordance with ASTM-Method D-635. Epoxy resin for years was the standard in most laboratory environments because of its high heat resistance.
Cleaning & Care
Do not use abrasives to clean epoxy resin countertops. Abrasives cleaners or scrubbing pads will dull the surface of the countertops. For daily use, be sure to wipe up all spills and leaks immediately with a rag or towels. Chamois cloth is a great option as it’s both highly absorbent and gentle to the surface.
Epoxy Resin is highly resistant to the normally used laboratory acids, solvents, alkalies and alcohol.